Sir Don McKinnon talks to Jamie Mackay on Radio
On Thursday’s show (Bastille Day – with Ro hosting from home with the ‘Rona and Jamie off playing golf), Jamie left a pre-recorded chat with Sir Don McKinnon to play and the feedback was incredible!
Sir Don, a legend of NZ politics (Deputy PM 1990-96), was making his way to France to help raise awareness and money for a museum in Le Quesnoy to commemorate the liberation of town on November 4, 1918, by NZ troops, just a week before the Great War ended. It’s honestly such a great yarn.
Wētā Workshop set to bring to life New Zealand’s untold war story
Wētā Workshop is embarking on its latest venture, bringing to life a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s WWI history thousands of kilometres away from Wellington in a small French town, Le Quesnoy. Opening to the public in a phased manner from ANZAC Day 2023, the living memorial museum and visitor centre will honour New Zealand’s […]
French and New Zealand veterans’ organisations agree to help each other’s members
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed this week by the Returned and Services Association (RSA) and its French equivalent, Union Nationale des Combattants (UNC).
The ceremony took place in Cambridge.